CC Sabathia returned to form with seven scoreless innings in a 7-0 victory over Detroit, as the Yankees avoided a sweep and received an encouraging outing from their ace. Sabathia out-dueled Tigers star Justin Verlander. He struck out just four, but kept the team’s fearsome duo of Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder off the bases. A Tiger reached second base just once. On offense, a pair of unlikely Yankees saviors emerged in the second inning. First Francisco Cervelli slashed an RBI double, driving a fastball into the left-center alley. Then Jayson Nix boomed a two-run home run on a lifeless changeup from Verlander. It was Nix’s first hit of the season. Verlander pointed to his own head after the homer fell.
CC Sabathia goes seven scoreless as Yankees avoid sweep with 7-0 victory over Detroit Tigers
Newark Star-Ledger | Apr 7